On September 27, Mongabay shed light to a new report published by Earthsight, a non-profit environmental investigations organization, on how new authorisations for beef exports from Brazil to the US could increase the risk of deforestation.
In the report, journalist Maxwell Radwin interviewed CIPÓ’s Executive Director, Adriana Abdenur, questioning her about the effectiveness of the regulation of beef imports by the US and the difficulties inherent in monitoring indirect suppliers of this product. According to Adriana, “since the act is geared at illegal deforestation, it will have limited impact in places like Brazil, whose federal government is promoting the legalization of environmental crimes – especially those related to forest areas“. “While the legislation does look promising for curbing deforestation and improving traceability, the problem is only going to be resolved if tackled in equal good faith by the U.S. side as well as on the side of its trade partners.“
The article also addresses the relationship between the increasing numbers of slaughterhouses in the Amazon region and the increase in deforestation.